May 31 | Parish Post

What’s Happening…  
Pentecost Sunday is June 9, 2019. There will be the usual three worship services.  At 9 AM we’ll recognize the graduating seniors and Acolytes. At 10:30, we’ll celebrate the baptism of Annabella Molly McIlroy. The 10:30 service will be followed by a brunch to celebrate Pentecost and a baby shower for the McIlroy family (gifts welcome, but not expected) 
Deadline is June 9. Directory Photos are being taken again next Sunday. If you are a newer member or would like a retake, please find Bettye Craft. The lady with the camera will be happy to capture a photo of you and your family in the garden area. If you have a photo, you can send it to the Parish office at

Church Windows database update. If we do not have your current family member and contact information, please get that to the office for inclusion in the directory. Blank information sheets are available on the Welcome Table. 

Essential Oils 101 will be held June 6, 2019, from 12 ppm -2 pm in the Parish Hall and again from 6 pm-8 pm. Featured presenter-Mary Jean Fischer.  Stay out of the Hospitals! The 3rd leading cause of death in the USA (2016) is by “doctor” ; meaning about 400k people die each year from contracting bacteria or virus from a hospital, from surgical error, medication errors, and medication side effects. This class will teach you how to use Essential Oils and a few other strategies to address life’s issues BEFORE going to the doctor/hospital. Every REGISTERED person will get a FREE Wild Orange essential oil to take home. More info: 
Classics Potluck Luncheon will be held on Wednesday June 12 at noon. The featured speaker will be our new Intern, Michael Beaton Oakley. Come and hear his inspiring story and life’s journey that brought him to StMary’s.
Baseball with the Bishop takes place on Sat. June 22 at 1:10 pm at T Mobile Stadium. Mariners vrs. Baltimore Orioles, tickets are $14, and you can register online at Join other Episcopal’ s from across Western Washington for fellowship, food and fun. Go Mariners!
A Noah’s Ark themed Vacation Bible School program will be held at StMary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 on July 22-26 from 9:00 am to 12 noon daily with a celebration program on Sunday, July 28th at the 10:30 am morning worship service. The program is open to all children 3 years of age (must be potty trained) through 6th grade. Donations are appreciated ($15 recommended per child). The deadline for registration is July 8th. Registration forms are available at the church (hours 10 am – 3:00 pm, Tues-Fri), email to, or go to our website at or call 253-588-6621
The Nursery room has been relocated to classroom 1. It is the first door on your left down the Sunday School hallway.
Pastoral Care Needs- Reporting an illness, hospitalization or a death. 
Contacts: The Rev. Jessie McKenzie  425-737-2032                                                    The Ven. Gen Grewell at 360-280-5593. 

Prayer Chain Requests: For Crisis or emergency prayers, 
call Jean Kernen (253)-584-2135 
For discreet and/or confidential prayers, call Doris Steeg (Daughters of the King Prayer List Coordinator) (253)-536-2080.